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Garrapata State Park
NEW Soberanes Canyon Trail News
Soberanes Canyon Trail Partially Reopens Saturday, April 14, 2018
It will now be opened exclusively from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike since the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed due to hazardous conditions.
Notice Regarding the Closed Soberanes Creek Trail
California State Parks Monterey District Trail Crew and American Conservation Experience (ACE) will be working on the Soberanes Creek Trail starting February 14, 2018 with an estimated completion date to be determined. The goal will be to re-open the Soberanes Creek Trail once repairs are made from the Soberanes Fire and 2017 winter storms.
Garrapata State Park Information
The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. The park offers diverse coastal vegetation with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. The park also features outstanding coastal headlands at Soberanes Point. Sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters frequent the coastal waters and California gray whales pass close by during their yearly migration.
The park is located on Highway 1, 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel (18 miles north of Big Sur).
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.
Dogs are only allowed on Garrapata Beach and must be kept on a leash (6-foot maximum length) at all times. Observe all posted park signs.
Available Activities and Facilities at Garrapata State Park
Nature & Wildlife Viewing